ERIC Number: ED450409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Second Graders' Use of Journal Writing and Its Effect on Reading Comprehension.
The data gathered for this study supports the hypothesis that using journal writing, as a follow-up to reading literature, would improve second graders' ability to comprehend texts. The study compares the effects of journal writing and language-related activities on reading comprehension. Two groups of second graders were pre- and post-tested in October and in February, respectively. Initial scores of a Developmental Reading Assessment administered showed no significant difference between the means for both control and the experimental groups. The post-test scores showed significant difference between the experimental and control groups thus confirming the hypothesis that journal writing is an effective tool in improving second graders' comprehension of texts. Contains 17 references and 4 tables of data. Appendixes contain 4 student writing samples. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Research Project, Kean University.